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I must first of all apologise
for the vase, your favourite,
what happened was out of my hands.

As for what befell
the mirror
in the hall,
well, I think seven years is excessive.

I must say
your houseplants
were beautiful,
and surprisingly fragile.

You will no doubt have noticed
the water damage
in the kitchen.
Firemen can be overzealous.

Finally, in retrospect,
borrowing the car
was a mistake;
but I had to get the dog
to the vet.